Now I've finished Number 3 in the Series and found that it sucked me in with soap opera like precision. I rated it in the middle because it it well written and spoken. I'm not fond of soap operas so the general format of the story was boring at time to me yet it was good enough to keep my attention. The stories' continuity with the other books is well done and the Fleet still hasn't gotten to Enders new and final home. Please remember this is really only part of the story. You MUST get "Children of the Mind" to Complete it.
This was great. Unless you’re the White Witch of course! I've seen so many things based on this I hade to hear the book before I saw the movie. My 4 year old loves this story and the 2 year old seems to listen to most of it, a testament to the narrator’s abilities. We do skip the parts that are not appropriate for their age. Even those parts were well done from the adult perspective. This is something that will be listened to and read over and over again in our house. Thank you for having it Audible!
This is the bible for you. With the cast of voices you can more easily follow the lessons that God wants us to learn. At the same time, gain insights where you might have gotten distracted on mentally pronouncing words in your head and not having any clue how they are supposed to sound. This would be a great way to make going thought the Bible the first time more useful and fun (Yes I said Bible and fun) to both believers and seekers alike. I can tell you I have never made it though Numbers with out skipping parts while reading before and missed insights that have now been gained though these lessons that are at times buried in the cold facts that are given in sections like this in the bible. I recommend this for those of you who have read the Bible 100 time or never as a tool to your current walk or fact finding.
Definitely a Good Bridge.
Though this has the same well developed characters and vividly described landscapes as the first books. You will be pleasantly surprised at the new additions as you continue your journey as a Dragon Rider. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to the 3rd. I do however feel this felt like a bridge book and unlike the first book, I feel the story is lost with out the 3rd story.
With well developed characters and vividly described landscapes which will transport you to a time that you'll almost believe happened! I've read the book and listened to this audio twice and have found that the worlds time just slips away while reading or listening. While you don’t need to read the next book to enjoy this, the first of 3, you’ll be itching to continue your journey as a Dragon Rider..
It’s Complete. This had a nice clean ending and closed the rest of the story lines from the previous Ender books. It still follows the soap opera like format of the last book, but once again it is well written and will keep your attention most of the time. This is a must listen to complete the story. Had I gotten an abridged version I would have gotten the same effect as this version. It did not leave me with an overwhelming urge to grab the next book when it comes out but I probably will. I’ll have to check out the Shadow book and See what Orson Scoot Card did with those?
Since reading and then later hearing “Ender’s Game” again 20 years later, I learned there were more stories and that this was a trilogy with a 4th book! I bought all of them. This is mostly because I liked the first book so much and the fact that I wanted to hear “The rest of the story.” In this book we are a mere 3000 years after Ender finished kicking Bugger butt and Ender is still going. By the end of this book you feel bad about what Ender did to the Buggers and want to know what that fleet is going to do, as well as some of the other interesting story lines and thus get the 3rd book Xenocide.
Since I really enjoyed the action of the first book I was a little bit disappointed with this one. I do realize this was supposed to be the first story based on the short story that came from “Ender’s Game” and thus was not meant to be any thing like it. It Does have a strong story that will have you wanting to continue the story of Ender’s life in Xenocide.
It has been years since I read this story. I think it was 20 years ago! I remembered a vivid story of a boy my age, struggling to make it in a very challenging environment. Now when I have my own children and little time, audio books are a release and this book is an excellent listen! So If your just reliving this story again or listening for the first time, enjoy your time transported to the future with young Ender.
Be prepared though for the music at the end of chapters that may make it difficult for those with hearing impairments to hear the audio actor reading. Though this is distracting it does not take from the book.
I purchased this a while ago but never seemed to have the chance to listen. Lets be honest, I could not figure out why I purchased it based on the description, but upon hearing it I was pleasantly surprised. To draw such rich mental pictures using clean, crisp, and simple words was amazingly unexpected. I found myself needing to hear the rest of the story. And so I did…
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